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  • Jeff's Confession Of Love To Judy
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    True love is when a person has a deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection and solicitude toward one other person. Even through difficult obstacles or changes in life, the strong feeling between the two persons should remain constant and last eternally. However, the novel, Replay, by Ken Grimwood, creates characters that are confused on the meaning of true love. Throughout the novel, the characters are constantly falling in love with many different people and are having many short term marria...
  • Early Marriage
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    The rapid increase in the number of early marriages over the past several years coupled with the extremely high rate of divorce within this same group makes this subject extremely important. If you are a teenager and are seriously considering an early marriage, these are a number of potential problem areas of which you should be aware, so that, if you do decide that this is the best course of action, you will be alert to the possible difficulties which could lie ahead. First, the problem of adeq...
  • Polygamy In The Liberal Societies
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    Polygamy in the Liberal Societies. Diverse customs and traditions are travelling at the same speed as the information on the change in Wall Street's stock market, postings on AOL, and junk email. Many developed nations are available for immigrants, whose prior traditions contradict the norms of the societies with liberal rights and freedoms. Immigrants, who along with their luggage and unique value systems, bring a couple of wives and a football team of kids to their new place of residence. The ...
  • Charlotte's Marriage To Mr Collins
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    Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen has been said to be a clear example of how woman of the early 19th century were not equal socially and economically. Marriage of this era was more than for love, it was also for financial security. Women often had no choice but to marry because there was no other way an income could be received. The novel could be read as a narrative account of marriage in this era where marriage was a market and young women are the merchandise. Marrying undesirably was not un...
  • Pozdnyshev's Unsuccessful Marriage
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    Leo Tolstoy's The Kreutzer Sonata is a powerful example of the consequences of a strained marriage. In Kreutzer Sonata, Tolstoy explores the importance and relevance of love in relationships as seen through the eyes of an old man named Pozdnyshev living in the mid-nineteenth century. The disturbing experiences that Pozdnyshev goes through in his failed marriage gives him somewhat of a unique, if not warped, view of love. Pozdnyshev relates his tragic story to others not only to prevent them from...
  • Marriage God
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    It's a crazy thing to do, really. That two young people should together reach out and take hold of their future in this way -- should determine that, come what may, it will be a future together -- can hardly make sense. Unless, perhaps, God makes sense of it for us. For the miracle and the mystery of marriage is that God permits us to exercise just a little of his own creative power -- to determine this one thing about our future: that it will be a future together. And having permitted us to be ...
  • Abelard And Heloise's Relationship
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    The twelfth century was divided into two phases: Early Middle Ages or Dark Ages and the High Middle Ages. It's during the High Middle Ages when things started to take a turn both mentally and physically. Churches developed more stamina and papal bureaucracy was created. The government was revived. Urbanization increased and most of all a sudden increase was brought in cultural revitalization and courtly love was an important aspect of this awakening. Courtly love is defined as humility, courtesy...
  • Marriage On Wealth And Financial Security
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    Beneath the surface of the romantic comedy Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen presents an underlying theme of the economic situation faced by women in the early nineteenth century. The best representations of this in the story is how two of the women in the novel approach marriage, and what they hope to achieve or gain through it. The two girls mentioned above are Elizabeth and Charlotte. Elizabeth is one five sisters in a family with no male heir. Their father's estate is entailed in such a way t...
  • Elizabeth Turns Down Collins As Her Marriage
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    Pride and Prejudice: The Cost of Marriage 19th century England had serious social problems from the heyday of Royalty and Nobility. One of the most significant of these was the tendency to marry for money. A person sought a partner based on the dowry receivable and their allowance. This process went both ways: a beautiful woman might be able to snag a rich husband, or a charring and handsome man could woo a rich young girl. In these marriages, money was the only consideration. Love was left out,...
  • Brides Love For Leonardo
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    Love in Blood Wedding The Blood Wedding, is a play written by Federico Garcia Lorca set in the 1930's. The play is a story about a wedding that ends in tragedy. Two men, the Bridegroom and Leonarardo, murdered one another over the love they had for one women. Love should have kept Leonardo and the bride together, Instead, the brides love for Leonardo destroyed any happiness that the could of had. Leonardo and the bride had a relationship that couldnt last. The relationship would never lead to ma...
  • Marriage Between Desdemona And Othello
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    This Essay Aims To Explore The Elizabethan Perception Of The "Unnaturalness" Of The Marriage Between Othello And Desdemona In The Shakespeare Play "Othello" Jas Mud her English Mrs. Southwell 27/10/00 This essay aims to explore the Elizabethan perception of the 'unnaturalness' of the marriage between Desdemona and Othello, through the eyes of William Shakespeare. The most obvious, and conspicuous issue that would emphasise the theme of unnaturalness would be the topic of race. Othello was a blac...
  • Woman's Understanding Of Love And Marriage
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    Throughout history, philosophers have written about love. In the days of the ancient Greeks, Erotic Love, which included education, wisdom, and sensuality, was praised. As the centuries moved forward, however, Christian Love, which heralded charity, devotion, and chastity, became the love of choice for most philosophers. Finally, fusing together the sensuality of the Greeks and the ideals of the Christians in the eighteenth century, Romantic Love came to be. This new theory of love included the ...
  • Elizabeth Turns Down Collins As Her Marriage
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    19th century England had some serious social problems left over from the heyday of Royalty and Nobility. One of the most significant of these was the tendency to marry for money. In this basic equation, a person sought a spouse based on the dowry receivable and their allowance. This process went both ways; a beautiful woman might be able to snag a rich husband, or a charring handsome man could woo a rich young girl. In these marriages, money was the only consideration. Love was left out, with a ...
  • Mama Elena And Gabriela's Love
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    It seems as if most Latin novels and films are very infatuated with depicting strong and passionate love. Both "Like Water for Chocolate" and "Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon" represented love in its pure nature and in its various stages. In both literary works love was repressed by outside parties, Tita's love was repressed by Mama Elena and Gabriela's love was periodically suppressed by societal codes. The Latin writers and directors do a very good job in depicting the roller coaster ride called ...
  • Father To Katherina And Bianca
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    The taming of the shrew is a plot derived from 'the war of sexes', in which males and females seek dominance in marriage. In this play, marriage isn't the result of love but people are expected to take part in it and see how it 'works out'. Gentlemen in this play are not about romance but are about how well they can suit their wives and keep them loyal. Marriage is like a game to the characters of this play, for example Hortensio says: " He who runs fastest gets the ring". . The play also reflec...
  • Happy Marriage
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    Chapter 1 Introduction Jane Austen, who is considered by many to be one of the finest novelists of the English language, wrote six novels in all, and each of them is about courtship and marriage. Pride and Prejudice, one of the first novels written in the English language, and one of the wittiest, Jane Austen's has delighted readers for nearly two hundred years. First published in 1813, Pride and Prejudice offers an intensely personal story in which the drawing rooms of upper-middle class societ...
  • Petruchio's And Katherine's Marriage
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    The Taming of he Shrew In The Taming of the Shrew is not so much the result of love but rather society that people are expected to take part in. As a result of the removal of romance from marriage, suitors are judged, not by their love for a woman, but by how wealthy they are and how much money they have. All suitors compare the dowry each can bring to the marriage and the one with the most to offer 'wins' the woman's hand in marriage. This competition for marriage is basically a game. In the ga...
  • Lindo And Tyan Yu
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    In the olden days in China, they had arranged marriages in order to avoid the incompatibilities of astrological signs. Today, we have the option of choice when it comes to whom we love. In the Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, Lindo Jong's marriage is set at the age of two. She was told that one day she would be wed to Tyan-yu. An arranged marriage may be a basis for close friendship and even a love, as one would refer to a sibling or close friend. However, if your spouse is not someone that you loved i...
  • Aadam And Naseem's Marriage
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    Arranged Marriage In Midnights Children Essay, Research Arranged Marriage In Midnights Children "Arranged Marriages in Midnight's Children' An element of Midnight's Children, by Salman Rushdie that I particularly enjoyed was the recurring theme of loving someone in pieces. There are two instances where this is prevalent, one being the interaction between Aadam Aziz and Naseem Ghana. It is stated that: "In short: my grandfather had fallen in love, and had come to think of the perforated sheet as ...
  • Attitudes Toward Love And Marriage In
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    Attitudes Toward Love And Marriage In "As Attitudes Toward Love And Marriage In "As You Like It' Attitudes toward Love and Marriage in As You Like It Nearly every character in Shakespeare's "As You Like It' has a marked opinion on love and marriage which ranges from the romantic Orlando to Ganymede who is quite skeptical of love and endeavors to "rid' Orlando of his petty infatuation for Rosalind. Touchstone, who has what I consider the most unique view on love and marriage put forth in the play...

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